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AeroCube 8A, 8B (IMPACT A, B)

IMPACT [Aerospace Corp.]

Aerocube 8 (AC8) or IMPACT (), is a two satellite cubesat mission by the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo to demonstrate a new electric propulsion, nanotechnologies (CNT) and solar cell technologies.

The IMPACT mission consists of two 1.5U Cubesats with the prime mission to demonstrate scalable ion-electrospray Propulsion system (SiEPro). Additional experiments are to measure IV curves for 4-junction IMM solar cells and 5-junction SBT cells, to demonstrate CNT harness and use of CNT/PEEK material and to evaluate CNT radiation-shielding material.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Aerospace Corporation
Contractors: Aerospace Corporation
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1.5U)
Propulsion: SiEPro
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 months
Mass: 3 kg
Orbit: 350 km × 700 km, 57
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AeroCube 8A (IMPACT A, AC 8-A) 2015-025J 20.05.2015 CC SLC-41 Atlas-5(501) with X-37B OTV-4, GEARRS 2, LightSail A, OptiCube 1, OptiCube 2, OptiCube 3, USS Langley, AeroCube 8B, BRICSat-P, PSat A
AeroCube 8B (IMPACT B, AC 8-B) 2015-025K 20.05.2015 CC SLC-41 Atlas-5(501) with X-37B OTV-4, GEARRS 2, LightSail A, OptiCube 1, OptiCube 2, OptiCube 3, USS Langley, AeroCube 8A, BRICSat-P, PSat A
AeroCube 8C (IMPACT C, AC 8-C) 2016-067F 11.11.2016 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(401) with WorldView 4, RAVAN, OptiCube 4, Aerocube 8D, Prometheus 2.1, Prometheus 2.3, CELTEE 1
AeroCube 8D (IMPACT D, AC 8-D) 2016-067E 11.11.2016 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(401) with WorldView 4, RAVAN, OptiCube 4, Aerocube 8C, Prometheus 2.1, Prometheus 2.3, CELTEE 1

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